PHX - Cement Creek - Bring your ROPE

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It is a super great time of year to be riding in AZ!! It's also the only time that you can go and ride the really hard stuff. And that's just what Yardstick had planned for us...

    Christmas riders included :

    Yardstick - KTM 300 2 Smoker Trail Boss
    Kuru KTM 450
    Goner - Yamaha WR 450
    Nightstalker Honda 450X

    We were the first riders staging at the cattle guard this morning.

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    Kuru got a cactus present in the ass.

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    Awesome morning.

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  2. Gila Monster

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    :clap More!
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We rode some nice single track, including Refokus Hill, on the way to Lower Sycamore. You'll have to wait for the video for that one, but here's a nice easy hill.

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  4. Nightstalker

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    Trail to Cement Creek.

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    Goner goes first.

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    This is the trail less traveled.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Sticky hill.

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    Assembled at the top.

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  6. Nightstalker

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    Oh, another hill.

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    We missed the turn off, no worries right??

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There are some stiff penalties for venturing off the trail.

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    Ouch!

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    What seems to be the hold up?

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    Doesn't look that bad?

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    How about a little help?

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    Who put that big rock in the way?

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    That 300 is wedged in there pretty good!

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There's really no room to work in the wedge, so I pulled out my rope and while Goner and Kuru lifted the tail end above the rock, I pulled the bike over from the front. Where there's a will, there's a way.

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    Looks like we got the hard part out of the way...

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    1 down, 3 to go. Thank goodness there were only 4 of us!!

    Goner

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    I left my mark too.

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    Yardstick splashes upstream.

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    More Yardstick.

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    Kuru was running the point.

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    Goner running 2nd up.

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  15. Nightstalker

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    Yardstick on sweep.

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    We finally got out of that damn cement creek and Yardstick lead us on some awesome single track back to the trucks.

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  17. Nightstalker

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    Here's a short video of Cement Creek I complied from my, just back from warranty repair, Sony Cybershot.

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    Oh, I have more, much more, video that I need to edit and upload.....
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  19. Gila Monster

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    Good stuff.

    You guys have no idea how hard it is to do this ride with two bikes. First I ride ahead on the 300 two stroke to test out the technical stuff then go back and try it on the 4 stroke that way I get the full experience. :D

    In the video it looks much easier than it is because you don't see us lifting the bikes with a rope. I was being very careful getting through there because that is not the place I'd want to poke a hole in a clutch cover.
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    good stuff
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